Appalachian Mountain Club

Join the Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Wilderness Lodges culinary team!

Multi-sport, outdoor destination unlike any other. Majestic, rustic and serene!

Greenville, Maine
$13.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (May 01, 2021)

Beyond Maine's bustling seaports and crowded resort towns lies an untarnished wilderness replete with mountain landscapes and countless remote fishing ponds.

Escape to the tranquility of flowing rivers and spectacular waterfalls in the heart of an untouched wilderness. Wake up to the echoing calls of native loons and spot an elusive moose. Discover dramatic vistas along miles of interconnected trails or try your hand at landing one of the bountiful brook trout and landlocked salmon that inhabit the nearby ponds and streams.

If this sounds like a destination that you’d like to live and work in, then consider joining our team as a Cook for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC's) Maine Wilderness Lodges!

The Maine Woods Initiative is the AMC's strategy for land conservation in the 100-Mile Wilderness region. The initiative is an innovative approach to conservation that combines outdoor recreation, resource protection, responsible forestry, and community partnerships. To date, AMC has purchased and permanently conserved 75,000 acres of forest land, created over 130 miles of recreational trails, opened three wilderness lodges to the public, established an FSC®-certified responsible forestry operation, and developed a partnership with local Piscataquis County schools. Read more here on our efforts in the Maine Woods.

This full-time, seasonal position has a consistent 5 days on, 2 days off schedule.  It is a multi-season opportunity with housing available on-site. Our summer season runs from early May to November (Winter Season runs from mid-December to mid-March). Opportunities for alternative work assignments during out-of-season periods may be structured.

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- All aspects of meal preparation and delivery for each backcountry facility, from menu planning and purchasing to service and clean up.
- Creating wholesome, healthy and high-quality meals from scratch, while utilizing natural, local and high-quality ingredients.
- Meeting guest’s special needs diets as required.
- Procure food and supplies to support the use of local and regional resources.
- Implement energy conservation and environmentally sound practices in daily operations.

An enthusiasm for living in and sharing a wilderness environment is a must! The ideal candidate will also have prior meal planning, purchasing and cooking experience, exceptional customer service skills and an outgoing, friendly attitude.

Employee Perks: Benefits include a 30% discount on all merchandise sold at AMC facilities and in AMC catalogs, access to various pro deals that help you purchase gear at deeply reduced rates, a one-year AMC membership and 4 free nights for you and your immediate family members at AMC facilities.

To Apply: Now accepting applications! Please include your resume and a cover letter when applying. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

The Appalachian Mountain Club has zero-tolerance for child abuse or placing children in danger. The AMC requires all employees who work in a program or facility which serves children, disabled persons or the elderly to have a criminal background record check performed on their name annually with employment contingent upon satisfactory results.

The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. The AMC encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities, through its membership, programs, policies and procedures. Our goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting and accessible for people of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. Join us!

How to Apply

Please complete our online application - click on APPLY NOW. Interested candidates should forward a resume along with a cover letter when applying. We look forward to hearing from you!

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